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Lake Kabetogama in the 1960s














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Watson Family & Watson's Lakeview Resort

Thomas Watson
Thomas Watson, owner of Lakeview Resort 1916-1945

Sis and Hugh Watson Sis and Hugh Watson
Sis and Hugh Watson at Lakeview Resort

Guests at Lakeview Resort

Guests at Lakeview Resort

   Guests at Lakeview Resort

Lakeview Business Card
Lakeview Resort Business Card

Lakeview Resort Christmas Card


Hugh Watson at Kabetogama          Hugh Watson at Kabetogama
Hugh Watson at Kabetogama (age 20)


Enjoying ice cream at Watson's Lakeview Resort

Guests at Watson's
Lakeview Resort with
Bessie (Elizabeth)
running the
ice cream stand

Bessie at the Lakeview Resort ice cream stand

Eileen and Sis Watson     Resort, 1938
Eileen and Sis Watson                       Lakeview Resort, 1938

Bessie and Eileen Watson
Bessie (Elizabeth) Watson with
daughter Eileen
        Laundry Day at Watson's Lakeview Resort
Bessie working on laundry at
Watson's Lakeview Resort
(Edna Town often worked doing
laundry at the resort)

Bessie and Thomas Watson

Bessie and Thomas Watson, holding Sharon Watson

Sharon is daughter of
Bill and Ethel Watson,
who once owned
Gateway Store


Hugh Watson and Bill Tanley

Bill Tanley built the cabin property
at 9910 Gappa Road. It was later purchased by Harold Bragg, who
expanded the front of the original
cabin toward the lake side.

The property is currently owned by
Trudy Dunn.


Hugh Watson and Bill Tanley

Timmy Watson, 1949

Tim Watson and the
Lake Kabetogama Walleye


   Timmy Watson 1950
Hugh, Sis, Eileen (standing), Tim & Tom (seated) Watson ~1950


Images of Sis's Cafe
Sis's Cafe

                                Sis's Cafe

Sis's Cafe